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Death and a Quick Pen

I write fast.

When I start a novel, I write two thousand words at a sitting, twice a day. There was a time when I wrote every day until I finished whatever I was working on. 672 more words

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The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

In The Full Ridiculous, a novel by Australian author Mark Lamprell, Michael O’Dell goes for a jog one morning and is hit by a car. 1,127 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Shocking revelations about debut novels

Silk’s Post #99 — Maybe “shocking” is a bit strong, or maybe I’m just easily shocked. Or maybe it’s just a cheap trick of a headline. 1,248 more words

Writing Advice

The End of Innocence by Allegra Jordan

I really enjoyed this historical novel about World War I. It focuses on a very specific group: the lives of Harvard and Radcliffe students at the outbreak of World War I. 628 more words

New To Me Author

Origins: Jamie Schultz on Premonitions

A member of my writer’s group, the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop, Jamie Schultz has published his first novel, Premonitions. It’s a fast-paced urban fantasy and crime novel that blends modern-day thieves with magic, dark gods and cults. 690 more words

Writers

HOLY CRAP, IT'S DONE!

After a couple of months of ardent struggle over the last few chapters of my first draft, I kind of hit a break through this weekend. 216 more words

Writing

Guardian First Book award longlist

We love the Guardian First Book award as it throws up great new authors to try, both fiction and non fiction. Here’s the lists with some blurb about the books… 703 more words

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